Summer party ideas – the best decorated food you’ve ever seen

Hook them in with a stylish nautical celebration!

Reel in our tasty sandwich, cupcake and snack ideas for your nautical bash.

Swim over to fresh ideas for this year’s cool party theme: nautical! Click on the ideas below for more details on our drink, decorating, food and treat ideas for a summer party with fresh style.

Healthful fruit boats in your party colors

The sailors love navigating with the stars! Have a healthy snack option with your choice of berries in nautical treat cups, and top them off with watermelon stars. Display them on a bed of brown sugar “sand.” Adorbs and healthful!

For this idea you’ll need: Star Fondant & Cookie Cutters, Striped Nautical Ice Cream Cups with Spoons and White Plastic Long Rectangular Platter.

Chevron baking cups + anchors = sweet cupcake idea

Breezy blue and white baking cups are cute for this theme. Whip up toppers with fondant—use white fondant tinted with blue and red icing color for the anchors and life buoys. Chill the toppers in the fridge then stand them up in the icing “foam.” Pick up the nautical centerpiece kit and you’ll get small anchor cutouts that you can use to decorate a chalk sign that says Cruisin’ Cupcakes. Anchors away!

For this idea you’ll need: Royal Blue Chevron Baking Cups, Red Rolled Fondant, White Rolled Fondant and Blue Rolled Fondant.

Sailboat sandwiches are a breeze

These little boats will be your signature nautical party food idea and let you get creative! Just layer salmon lox on sliced focaccia with a thin layer of cream cheese then use a toothpick and two small slices of jack cheese for “sails”. Tuck in Italian parsley for flavor. The sailors willknot resist this savory treat!

For this idea you’ll need: Striped Nautical Serving Tray and Striped Nautical Table Cover.

Nautical Drink – Punch

A drink dispenser and stacks of themed cups are easy peasy for larger parties. Fill it up with a bright tropical punch drink and a generous amount of ice for the thirsty sailors, and style it with a fish net, a nautical cutout and anchor’s away cups. It’s cool refreshment for a hot party!

For this idea you’ll need: Striped Nautical Paper Cups, Red Portable Drink Dispenser and BOGO Red Plastic Cups.